My Mom's birthday is November 24, and I usually get her a Christmas ornament or decoration as a birthday gift. This year, I got her a couple of these frames on chains from Curious Sofa. My original idea was to add some Christmas clip art and call it good.
THEN I decided that because it was so easy to slide the pictures in and out of the frames, I should include more than just one picture per frame. And maybe the pictures didn't have to be just Christmas- the frames could be used all year.
THEN I decided that the "extra pictures" should have their own little album- so I made this one.
And covered them on both sides with wallpaper- NOT vintage. I know my mom would prefer some these newer Waverly patterns. I got this wallpaper from a sample book. Sample books make it easy to pick out different but coordinating patterns.
The corners, with their slits for pictures, are from using the Fiskars punch on the left. When I bought it, I thought I was getting just a corner rounder- like the punch on the right. I couldn't figure out how to get the Fiskars punch to JUST round the corners- then I realized that wasn't going to happen.
You have to be careful when you're in the craft store- the choices can be overwhelming- and you have to know how to read the diagram on the punch!
The "PLAY" letters are from the Logomachy collection at Mary's Green Paper Packages... and Mary is having a sale- use the word "giving" as the discount code and you'll get a 25% discount on ANY digital download.